Galatians 1:23 But they were hearing only, “He who formerly persecuted us now preaches the faith which he once tried to destroy.”
24 And they glorified God in me.
There were no tv's or magazines. Many in the churches of this region never knew Paul face to face but oh did they hear about him. His name was very common and accociated as a persecutor of the christian faith. Ive heard it said, "the bigger you are, the harder you fall" which I have found to be often the case. God takes great joy in radically changing lives, as He did Pauls. Let this sink in, is anyone so far gone, God cant change? If He changed Paul from a hater to a lover of Christs church, who cant He turn? I never hated God for say but my lifestyle and actions wasnt proving a love for Him. If you were to stand trial for being a christain, would there be sufficient evidence to convict you? LORD, may the world around me see You and bring You glory!